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diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h
index c096624137ae..ccbe24e697c4 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h
@@ -103,12 +103,12 @@ static inline int alternatives_text_reserved(void *start, void *end)
alt_end_marker ":\n"
/*
- * max without conditionals. Idea adapted from:
+ * gas compatible max based on the idea from:
* http://graphics.stanford.edu/~seander/bithacks.html#IntegerMinOrMax
*
- * The additional "-" is needed because gas works with s32s.
+ * The additional "-" is needed because gas uses a "true" value of -1.
*/
-#define alt_max_short(a, b) "((" a ") ^ (((" a ") ^ (" b ")) & -(-((" a ") - (" b ")))))"
+#define alt_max_short(a, b) "((" a ") ^ (((" a ") ^ (" b ")) & -(-((" a ") < (" b ")))))"
/*
* Pad the second replacement alternative with additional NOPs if it is

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